Offering for sale a brand new and boxed example of a Bachmann Model Railways “Railfreight” VGA sliding wall van model reference number 37-607. This example is the highly detailed weathered version which brings to life this super model.
Historically the open wagon was the most common type of vehicle used for general merchandise traffic in Britain.Construction of the traditional small vans ceased in 1962 due to declining traffic and a surplus of wagons.
When general merchandise vans resumed around 1970, these were in the form of 20′ 9″ wheelbase vans. The last mass-produced merchandise vans built for British Rail were the 29′ 6″ wheelbase VGA class sliding-wall vans of the early 1980s. Subsequent vans used in the UK have mostly been large (usually bogie) sliding-wall vans of continental design.